Update to Poole YC members as at 28th February 2021
The MMO have reviewed the response to their request for evidence on the Studland Bay MCZ. Their email is appended and many of you who made individual submissions will have received your own copy. The email has a link to the MMO website where all their lasted published information is displayed. There is much detail on their site and we have tried to condense it
What are the key pointsThe MMO documents are extensive and cover anchoring, mooring, speed, diving, PWC, all subsea types etc. They have now concluded they currently only need to address the risks from anchoring. They believe the evidence shows that it has an impact on the sea grass beds, and consequentially the health of the sea horse population. The options that they are considering could range from voluntary no anchor zones through to a total ban on anchoring
They have concluded that the current moorings ( 13 ) are not numerous enough to cause a problem and they are therefore not going to take any action. They have said that any proposals for increased mooring would have to go through their normal application process to be checked that they will not damage the conservation interests. They have indicated they are willing to work with interested parties to look at new moorings.
What is the next stage
The MMO next want to engage in a focused discussion with all stake holders to examine the way forward. In early March they will be setting up a virtual forum with all interested stakeholders. We will keep you posted. If you sent a response to the December MMO request, you should be invited.This discussion is intended to allow them to come to a conclusion on the detailed actions they will take.
What is the Club doing?
We have had a meeting RYA and PYA. The RYA have said that they are happy to take the lead in putting forward recreational boating interests. We will continue to work with them and other interested parties. We now need to wait for the MMO’s invitation and their more detailed opinions
What do you need to do
If you are invited to join the consultation please do. If you want to see what the MMO said about your individual comments you can see this in their FAQ section by following the link in their email below.
While we wait for the next MMO communication you may still have comments. Please email them to email@example.com where they will be collated.
The club recognises that having a fantastic natural environment on our door step is something that we should cherish. We believe that the best way forward now will continue to work positively with the MMO and other parties. We would want to press upon them that the Yacht Club community want to find a way forward that allows us to continue anchor or moor in Studland Bay in a way that is compatible with allowing the sea grass and sea horses to flourish.
Sailing and General Committee
In case you are not aware below is important information about flare disposal.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened a new consultation on the disposal of pleasure vessel marine flares, and is inviting comments on four suggested options.
The consultation specifically focuses on flares carried on board leisure vessels and does not include those carried on board vessels used for commercial activities.
The options are:
- Allowing the current contract to expire with no further action.
- Continuation of the existing disposal service.
- Creation of a fully regulated framework for disposal of flares.
- Creation of similar existing disposal arrangements by the pleasure vessel industry.
The consultation period will run until 15 March 2021. You can respond to the consultation by downloading the response form and emailing this form to TEPconsultation@dft.gov.uk.
The “Lilla” Salver is awarded annually by the Flag Officers to a Club member or group of members who have made an outstanding contribution or achievement to our Club during the previous year. It will be awarded at our AGM in March 2021.
The award is for achievements or contributions for the period January – December 2020.
Any Club member from any membership category is eligible to receive the award. Members of the General Committee and Club Employees are not eligible. The eligibility criteria encompass any outstanding contribution or achievement. e.g., An outstanding contribution to volunteering, a truly exceptional racing result, exceptional assistance to other members etc.
Whatever the reason for nomination, the person or persons nominated will have made a positive contribution to other members in the Club or will have put our Club in the spotlight in a very positive manner.
Our members will decide who they wish to nominate and submit such nominations to the Flag Officers. The Flag Officers will consider all nominations received and their decision will be announced at the AGM and the “Lilla” Salver awarded.
How to nominate a member for the Flag Officers “Lilla” Salver:
- Two members must propose the nominee.
- There must be a statement for proposing the nominee.
- The statement must be no longer than 200 words. If necessary, the Flag Officers may wish to discuss the nomination with the proposers to further understand the proposal.
- The proposal must be sent by email to our General Manager, Mark, headed “Lilla” Proposal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Closing date for proposals is 28th February 2021.
We look forward to receiving your nominations.
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Welcome to the 2021 Club Forum
Thank you for zooming into this important Club Event:
First off….a THANK YOU to the vast majority of members that have supported all the bulletins of dos and donts that have been issued over the last 11 months, necessitated by the Covid pandemic…it seems like a life time….As you can imagine, the Covid Group and your General Committee took no pleasure at all in having to put in place such draconian measures.
Whist in thank you mode, the hours put in by the Covid Group and other committees over the last year has been fantastic and we members do owe a big vote of thanks to those members for the all the time put in, also to our great band of Night Watch Team Member Volunteers. Thank you to our team of staff colleagues for all their efforts during the last year.
Past Commodores briefed me by saying “Being Commodore is easy peasy, just don’t drink too much at the round of Cocktail Parties you and Pat will attend….” Well, the first year has turned out slightly different than that, not so easy peasy and not a cocktail party in sight!
But let us hope that we may be beginning to turn the corner with this retched virus and we can, just may be, start to see our lives return to some form of new normality and the our Club can fire up again in the not too distant future.
So, now to the Club Forum:
Those member new to the forum process…..It is held at this time of year to give you, the members, the opportunity to ask questions to the panel.
Tonight we have Adam Deary, Vice Commodore Yard & Haven, Tracey Lee, Rear Commodore Sailing & On The Water Activities, Simon Philbrick, Rear Commodore House, Bar & Catering, Kate Mellor, Honorary Treasurer, Tim Edom, Chair of the Membership Sub Committee and Mark Fulton, General Manager.
Some questions have been submitted already and thank you for those.
There will be an opportunity for you to submit your questions live via the zoom chat box and this evening’s Zoom Administrator, Kate Macgregor, will help us through the zoom process. Lorna Whitehead is also assisting with the handling of the questions.
To start….The Flag Officers will each speak for a few minutes on their respective areas of responsibility and interest within the Club; looking at the recent past and turning to look towards the future.
We can learn from the former and work on the later. We will do our upmost to answer the questions as fully as possible during the Forum. If we need to research to give the answer, we will get back to however raised the question, after the Forum.
As in previous Forums, we do not keep minutes of the Forum, by Mark does keep notes so that we can capture these and raise them at General Committee for consideration or / and review.
Our Annual General Meeting is approaching:
I am very mindful that our AGM lead-in is almost upon us. I am sure that in recent years, as a result of the Forum, some members have decided to put in a proposition to the AGM for the membership to consider a Rule or Policy change. Will this year see the same?
Additionally, you may feel the time is right for you to consider standing for General Committee and / or one of the Flag and Officer positions. All Officers and Flag Officers have to be voted in annually.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my years on General Committee and the various volunteering jobs I have undertaken, and if you feel the time is right for you to stand, why not put your name forward?
I have been proud and pleased to have been elected as your Commodore and I know that our Club is one of the best around. When asked, especially by prospective members, why I feel that; it just seems to work so well with all the various classes, events, members, the volunteering, fantastic club house, our team of staff colleagues and great access to one of the best stretches of water anywhere….
Whilst being your Commodore, I will do my utmost to ensure that the objects and traditions of our great Club are protected and nurtured and we will journey into the future with confidence.
Now to over to our Flag Officers….
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- Alternatively, you can type into the chat box shown below. When writing in the chat box please state your name and then the question.
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Following the refurbishment of the Clubhouse, the Club has a range of surplus furniture.
We are offering this to members for thier own use or for an organisation that they represent e.g. Scouts etc.
We are not charging for the furniture however a donation to the Commodore's charity Julias House would be apreciated.
If you are interested please email email@example.com
Last year Studland became a designated Marine Controlled Zone (MCZ) and there is now a request for comments and suggestions on how it will be managed. The closing date is 15th December 2020.
It is the responsibility the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to determine the management of the Marine Controlled Zone at Studland.
The MMO is considering what needs to be done for the preservation of the environment and marine life in that area.
A meeting attended by representatives from Poole YC, The RYA, The Poole Yachting Association including Parktone and Royal Motor Yacht clubs, and Salterns Marina was held to discuss the options put forward by the MMO and the implications for recreational boating activity in that area.
Broadly there is a consensus that The RYA should respond on behalf of all boating activity, recognising the need for conservation and protection of the seagrass beds at Studland, but at the same time seeking a largely voluntary code of practice. The yacht clubs will each be making their own representations on the specific options and in line with this consensus.
There was a general consensus for a statutory speed limit in the Zone and very much against a total ban on recreational boating; the latter option is the most severe of those put forward by the MMO.
If you wish to make a personal statement to the MMO, details can be obtained at https://consult.defra.gov.uk/mmo/call-for-evidence-mmo-mpa-assessments/ where there is a response form and further information about the consultation.
We will keep you posted as to developments on this issue and thank you for your support in this.
Signed Tracey Lee RC Sailing & On the Water Activity
Sailing and General committee
Congratulations to Ellie Aldridge winning a silver med at the 2020 Formula Kite European Championships in Poland.
Rules from Monday March 8th 2021
- Telephone the office 01202 672687 to make an appointment to work on your boat
- Telephone the office 01202 672687 if you have concerns about your boat, the yard staff can check
- Engage a contractor to work on your boat
- Come to the Club as part of the night watch scheme (firstname.lastname@example.org). You must observe social distancing
- Socialize with your own household or support bubble or one other person from March 8th
- Perform your own boat maintenance after March 8th if you make an appointment with the office
- Come to the club unless your visit is agreed with the office
- Use any of the club buildings, except to perform night watch duties
- Socialise with anyone outside of your household or support bubble before March 8th
- Use your boat for recreation. Outdoor sports facilities may not open until March 29th
- Interact with staff. 1 in 3 people with the virus have no symptoms but are infectious. This might be you or them!
Can I come to the Club?
After March 8th. Your visit must be arranged in advance with the office. The Government advice until 29th March is still “Stay at Home”
Is the yard open?From March 8th the yard is open from 08.00 to 17.00 if you have made an appointment through the office. Between 17.00 and 08.00 the gates are shut and there is no access except for authorised nightwatch volunteers. The beach gate is locked day and night until March 29th
Concerned about your boat?Call the office 01202 672687 or email email@example.com
Are contractors allowed to work?Yes. Contractors must arrange this with the office.
Can I perform routine maintenance?Yes but you will need to arrange an appointment.
Will my boat be checked if I cannot get to it?The yard staff will make external checks of boats and mooring lines. The night watch volunteers will help maintain security. Can you help with night watch? Email Nightwatch@pooleyc.co.uk
HauloutsRestarting March 8th but contact the office by phone or email if you need to change your haulout. You must not put our staff at risk by interacting with them. You or they might have the virus without knowing it. You can only attend by arranging an appointment.
When can I bring my dinghy to the yard?You will be informed of your dinghy space. Boats may be brought down from 1st April
Can I sail?Outdoor sports facilities must stay closed until March 29th, when sailing may resume. Sadly, the government rules do not allow recreational boat use at the club before then
When will racing start?Tuesday 30th March Cruiser Early Summer Series
Sunday 4th April Cruiser Early Spring Series
Saturday 3rd April Dinghy Spring Series
Monday 5th April Dinghy Spring Series
Thursday 8th April Dinghy Spring Series
Can I stay overnight on my boat?No
Friendly Fridays/Social SundaysStarts April 23rd 2021
TrainingDates to be confirmed
Hiring Club DinghiesNot possible yet
Launch service to Swinging MooringsDate to be confirmed
Open Events, Regattas and PartiesParties not possible, open events to be confirmed
Main GateThe main gates are open in 08.00 to 17.00 only (except for night watch). You will need to have arranged an appointment to enter.
Beach GateOpen from March 29th
OfficeTelephone on 01202 672687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ToiletsOpen from 8th March. Wear a face covering, wash your hands and observe social distancing
Bar and CateringClosed
Haven OfficeClosed except for night watch
Another club member’s success!
Angus Kemp has gained a place in the GB sailing team Laser Radial youth squad. He is one of only seven boys and five girls from all of the UK and Ireland. The squad starts formal training early in November with their first international event in Palamos Spain late December. Needless to say Angus is "Really chuffed"
For Angus it all began over 10 years ago with a tiny little six year old in his Opi of Hamworthy beach on the end of a 100m floating line. He was way too young to do Wednesday nights but the Opi Start Race coach at the time, Tim Edom, said if he did OK at the Club Regatta on the White Course he could join in. Angus went on to win the White Course and so his journey began.
After a couple of seasons in the Opi doing the class Nationals (not very well he was ill) Inlands and several national rankers he moved, following his sister, into the Topper. At nine he was the youngest sailor to make the South Zone Squad, which he did for two years, then at 11 he was the youngest ever to make the Intermediate Squad. After a season in Intermediate he advanced to the National Squad, which gave him two more seasons of high-level training. In his last year of Toppers he won every Southern Traveller event, missed out on winning the Worlds by a fraction, ask him about checking toe strap lines! Angus won his last National Series event and then waved goodbye to the Topper and tried out for the Laser National Squad in the 4.7 rig.
This summer he took part in the Greek nationals on the coast off Athens, followed a few days later by the Youth Europeans at the same venue, a couple of days later the Kemps were off to Germany from Athens, along with one of the girls, as they had both been selected for the GB team to compete at the German Europa Cup. Then home, a day or so later Angus was off to Scotland for the Nationals, straight back to Poole the day after they finished to do Parkstone Youth Week with most of his old 4.7 mates. The Impala Nationals followed a day or so later in Weymouth, then Poole Week back in the Laser, with the summer finished off by the Sonata Lift Keel Nationals, sailing with a bunch of his Laser mates, he was only at home for a hand full of days all summer.
Looking at the diary today, he only has one weekend free between now and Christmas, the rest taken up by two World/European qualifiers, squad training with the Radial Squad, open class training, the Inlands plus the Radial lads are also all starting to train this winter in the standard (full) rig so they are in a good position to transition into standard rigs over the next eighteen months to two years, probably helped by the lure of the 2020 Under 21 Worlds (raced in standard rigs in Garda next summer). Just before Christmas he is off to Palamos in Spain for their Christmas Regatta then the 2020 season starts in earnest.
For any of our Junior Sailors coming through Wednesday nights with aims and passions: train hard, spend as much time on the water as you can, perfect your skills and make sure you are as fit as possible. Try different boats when you can, get involved with our Commodores’ Challenge, you will gain huge transferable skills from that alone but most of all make sure it’s fun.
Poole YC’s Ellie Aldridge, a dinghy sailor who only began foiling a year ago, took second in the Open Europeans and lifted the European crown with stellar racing that beat off challenges from Australia's Breiana Whitehead and Russia's Valeria Garashchenko.
"It feels a bit mad," said Ellie. "The racing was so intense; so good. Everyone's improved so much. It's really tight racing. It's ridiculous to think that we have all come so far in the space of just a year. All the girls are pushing each other so much."
Aldridge was also part of the British team, paired with Connor Bainbridge, that was victorious in the inaugural Mixed Relay European Championship, when one day of the regatta was allocated to the Paris 2024 Olympics' format event. The duo just edged out the Russian pairing of Alexey Chibizov and Garashchenko.
Picture courtesy of YJA/Sally Golden
Lucy MacGregor with the coveted trophy, congratulated by MS Amlin's Keith Lovett.
The YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year Awards were presented during a Gala Dinner at the Grand Café Southampton on September 13, following on from Press Day at the Southampton International Boat Show. The event drew together the great and the good of the marine world, distinguished guests and many previous winners of the awards.
Lucy MacGregor, four-times winner of the Women's Match Racing World Championship after her victory at the Lysekil Women's Match in August, is the YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year. '
The YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019 is Matilda Nicholls, winner of the Women's Laser Radial Youth World Championship at Kingston, Canada.
The MS Amlin Seamanship Award, presented by 2018 winner Sean Rose. The trophy, previously awarded for acts of seamanship in the Round the Island Race, has been extended worldwide in 2019, this year being presented to Roy Disney, the owner of Pyewacket who rescued the team on John Sangmeister's Santa Cruz 70 OEX during July's Transpac 50 Race after they were forced to abandon ship due to water ingress from damage to their rudder post.
Next up was the YJA MS Amlin Young Blogger of the Year Award which was presented to Alex Rabbitt, who produced a fabulous short video story, filmed over a year, which is about the experience a group of youngsters went through in passing their sailing instructor course in Manchester, called 'Journey to Instructor'.
In 2018 the vote was split between two great sailors from different generations - Tracy Edwards and Nikki Henderson - the first time this has happened in the history of the event. Conrad invited Nikki to the stage to present the award to Lucy MacGregor - four-time winner of the Women's Match Racing World Championship after her victory at the Lysekil Women's Match in August. 'Team Mac' took the final 3-0 against French skipper Claire Leroy. -- Mark Jardine
Well done to all the PYC youth members that travelled to Largs in Scotland for the Topper Nationals.
Amber Hale came 1st in the Bronze fleet and Devon and Mason Green grabbed 1st and 2nd in the Regatta Fleet… Brilliant results!
Well done to Steve Bland and Steve Thompson for coordinating a successful National Mirror Event at PYC 11th – 14th August.
It was great to see the harbour ablaze with colour from the 35 boats that were entered. Well done to a number of our Youth members that borrowed boats so they could participate in the event and to the PYC members that received trophies for their efforts
The final results can be found here Results Page